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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Travel Agent in Chief??

By now, news that President Obama is out of touch with the American people isn't news.

Just two days after President Barack Obama gave a sharply edged response to news anchor Larry Conners of KMOV in St. Louis after Conners had asked the president about Americans who “get frustrated and even angered when they see the first family jetting around [to] different vacations and so forth,” Obama told a panel at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia that part of his job there was to scout out locations for a future vacation with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama was speaking on a panel with Colombian President Juan Mauel Santos and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff when he made the remarks. The panel was moderated by Chris Matthews of MSNBC.

“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena,” said Obama. “We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future.”. . .

Yep, you got it.  When the price of gasoline is climbing higher and higher, when a trip to the local swimming pool replaces vacations to Disney, our president is scouting locations to take Michelle.  Not tending to the business of America and our deteriorating relations with our allies.  Not focusing on the job at hand.

And, of course, you know who will be paying through the nose for that vacation to Columbia.  Yep, it's you and me and the rest of America.  In more ways than one.

Sourced from Weasel Zippers, with a hat tip for the pointer to Wirecutter.

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